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Thursday Road Rave! - Best of Chicago Route

Due to the holiday we will skate this Roadrave on Thursday July 3rd. We will skate the "Best of Chicago" Route featuring the best areas to skate in Chicago like Soldier Field, Lower Wacker Drive, through McCormick Place and down Phil's Hill. Don't miss this one! 

Roadraves are street skates organized by National Skate Patrol. They usually take place every 1st and 3rd Friday during Summer. This one is an exception due to the Holiday. 

Route: 10 to 12 Miles through the city. Every skate has a different theme.

What to bring: 

A helmet (Skate Patrol absolutely requires them). Wrist guards and other pads are also recommended.

Water (there will be none on the route).

Blinky lights if you have them.

Required skill level:

Know how to brake

Comfortable skating in traffic (we skate on the streets)

Able to step over curbs, railroad tracks, etc.

Comfortable on hills (there aren't that many in Chicago)

What else:

This event is organized by Skate Patrol and not by this meetup group. We will stay together as a group and don't run red lights etc.

You skate at your own risk. Skaters will have to sign a Waiver to attend.

Don't worry if you are not a fast skater. Speed will be determined by the slowest.

We will end at Monk's Pub on Lake and Wells for after skate drinks and food. 

Check the Chicago NSP site for last minute updates and more information.  Raves are usually canceled by 3pm day of if bad weather is expected.


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  • Geoffrey B.

    My regrets to our Columbia friends.....

    July 4, 2014

  • Geoffrey B.

    Enjoyed your skate.. Coasting is sometimes

    July 4, 2014

  • Philip G.

    What a great route and group to share it with!

    1 · July 4, 2014

  • Eddy H.

    I'm so glad I made it this time! It was very fun! =D thanks to those who helped me downhill and everyone who was watching out for others :) ...I had a great time. :)

    1 · July 4, 2014

  • Geoffrey B.

    A good time was had by all. Great skating crew. Many thanks to Tom, Kristin, Phil and Gerard...

    1 · July 4, 2014

    • Marina

      Oh yeah, thank you so much! Also for the map we get every time, it's such a nice memory!

      July 4, 2014

  • Kirsten

    See you all soon!

    1 · July 3, 2014

  • Andrew W.

    Lookin' pretty dang nice out for an evening skate... YAY for everyone making this group happen! See ya soon!

    2 · July 3, 2014

  • Geoffrey B.

    Excellent... Looks like a great time...go sunshine.....

    2 · July 2, 2014

  • Philip G.

    Pre-skated it last night with Tom. You don't want to miss this one! BTW, If you are waiting for your windycityskaters T-shirt, please let us know if you're coming so we know how many to bring.

    2 · July 2, 2014

  • Mark

    This route is awesome! I'm looking forward to skating with everyone tomorrow.

    2 · July 2, 2014

  • Geoffrey B.

    I will be wearing mine..☺

    2 · July 1, 2014

  • Tom

    Get one. Helmets required.

    1 · July 1, 2014

  • Kirsten

    If you ordered a T-shirt, Tom will bring them to this Roadrave.

    July 1, 2014

  • Ohsik

    3 more days!

    1 · June 30, 2014

  • Kirsten

    Best of Chicago Route! Don't miss it.

    3 · June 29, 2014

  • Geoffrey B.

    Time to Roll!!!!!

    1 · June 23, 2014

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